You can filter the object types, and modify the settings for those object types so that vRealize Operations Manager applies these settings. The data that you expect then appears in the dashboards and views.

When you turn on and configure the analysis settings for a policy, you can override the settings for the policy elements that vRealize Operations Manager uses to trigger alerts and display data. These types of settings include badge score symptom thresholds based on alerts, situational settings such as committed projects to calculate capacity and time remaining, and other detailed settings.

You expand a policy element setting and configure the values to make your policy specific. For example, to reclaim capacity, you can set percentages to have vRealize Operations Manager indicate when a resource is oversized, idle, or powered off.

Policies focus on objects and object groups. When you configure policy element settings for your local policy, you must consider the object type and the results that you expect to see in the dashboards and views. If you do not make any changes to the settings, your local policy retains the settings that your policy inherited from the base policy that you selected.

To set the analysis settings for your policy, click Administration, click Policies, click the Policy Library tab, and click the plus sign to add a policy or click the pencil to edit a policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, on the left click Analysis Settings. The analysis settings for host systems, virtual machines, and other object types that you select appear in the workspace.

Analysis Settings in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace



Show changes for

Select the objects to view changes.

All object types. Displays the number of enabled and disabled alert definitions, symptom definitions, and metrics and properties, the number of enabled and disabled changes, and the object type groups and the number of local policy elements for each group.

All object types with locally changed settings. Displays the object types that have changes applied, with the objects types selected for override. Use the drop-down menu to select object types. Click the filter button to add the selected object type to the list so that you can preview and configure the settings.

Add settings for new set of objects. Provides a list of the object types so that you can select an object type, such as Storage Devices > SAN, and add the selected object to the Object types list.

Right pane - Analysis Settings for object types

The right pane displays a list of the object types that you selected in the left pane.

Expand a view of the policy elements and settings for the object type so that you can have vRealize Operations Manager analyze the object type.

Expand the view for the object type so that you can view and modify the threshold settings for the following policy elements:




Capacity and Time Remaining



Reclaimable Capacity


Time Range

Click the lock icon on the right of each element to override the settings and change the thresholds for your policy.